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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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Aug 16, 15

really liked it
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Recommended for: Bettie
Read from February 11 to 13, 2010

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In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

Serialisation of Margaret Atwood's novel set in a world of women under oppression.
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02/11/2010 "1/10. A chilling vision of a dystopian world of female oppression. Offred looks to her future."
02/11/2010 "2/10. Offred ponders an offer made by her doctor."
02/11/2010 "3/10. Offred sees how non-conformists are treated and begins her duty as surrogate child-bearer."
02/12/2010 "4/10. Offred sees her friend give birth, evoking memories of her feminist mother."
02/12/2010 "5/10. Offred responds to a bizarre request from her commander."
02/12/2010 "6/10. More surprises from the Commander, as Offred reveals how the current situation came about."
02/12/2010 "7/10. Serena Joy reveals a radical solution to help Offred's attempt to bear her a child."
02/12/2010 "8/10. Offred comes across her old friend, in very disturbing surroundings."
02/13/2010 "9/10. Offred embarks on Serena Joy's plan and witnesses the brutality of the new regime."
02/13/2010 "10/10. Serena Joy confronts Offred. Conclusion of the chilling vision of female subjugation."

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Bettie☯ Hello there Laura - I thank you for your recco but I just couldn't stand to re-read this again at this moment, great as it is.

Glad to hear you are still around and kicking - many good thoughts to you and yours


Laura well, never mind dear friend some other great dramatizations will come pretty soon.

Laura thanks Willow

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